This is an exhibition, running through Sept. 30, of artwork images by Nadema Agard (Winyan Luta/Red Woman). These works, inspired by the prairie landscape and the Lakota traditions of her people on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North and South Dakota, particularly honors the Water Protectors.
A program of music written by New Yorkers: Wynton Marsalis, Charles Ives, Charles Griffes, Inwood composers Jessie Montgomery and Douglas Townsend, and a brand new string quartet by Inwood composer and violist Eric Lemmon. Eric’s piece is a celebration of our beloved uptown parks: Isham Park, Inwood Hill Park, and Fort Tryon Park! The performances will include some storytelling about the pieces, and will feature a Spanish interpreter.
The program is a diverse collection of string quartet music written in New York City across the past century, featuring three Inwood composers and the world premiere of a new string quartet by Inwood composer Eric Lemmon.
- String Quartet No. 1 (excerpt) – Charles Ives
- Strum – Jessie Montgomery
- Two Sketches Based on Indian Themes – Charles Tomlinson Griffes
- String Quartet* – Eric Lemmon (*Listen Closely Commission/ World Premiere)
- Fantasy on All the Pretty Little Horses – Douglas Townsend
- At the Octoroon Balls (excerpt) – Wynton Marsalis
Katherine Liccardo, violin; Jason Mellow, violin; Rose Hashimoto, viola; James Waldo, cello.
Portal City, part I: AMERICANA is the first installment of a project exploring the music and lives of composers who have made their homes in New York City, with a spotlight on uptown composers and the creation of new, uptown-centric chamber works.
Portal City is made possible with support from the Partnerships for Parks Inwood Parks Grant, made possible by Columbia University, and with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance invites dancers, musicians and performing artists to join in a site-specific improvisational structure to celebrate Inwood’s beautiful green spaces. Meet outside Bruce’s Garden in Isham Park. Near 10 Park Terrace East.
Drawing on the two million words of Thoreau’s Journal, author and editor Geoff Wisner describes how Thoreau became an ecologist before the term was coined, and how he revived frozen creatures, hypnotized a woodchuck, and even captured a flying squirrel in his handkerchief. Sponsored by the Thoreau Society.
Through July 30. An installation of 3-D collage and origami by children and adult artists.